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work to go work to go reduce the project and look at what cost a little bit lessor be taken out and m t s an also looking to help offset what is being requested here. >> can i just ask you is there any danger that that may delay that critical project because of the pedestrian safety concerns and the depth on that street. is there any potential that that funding mechanism may delay it? >> sure. i will have josh come from the mta to talk to you about that process. >> good afternoon, jonathan with the mta right now we are in the process of investigating moving forward with the second issuance of the revenue bonds.
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these aren't voter approved. it's operating within our budget. we are looking at projects and also looking at the expenses of our current revenue bonds to make sure those dollars are spent before asks for issuance. including the projects are on the list for consideration on that funding. in the positively we were hoping we would go into an issuance in advance. we would be able to start the project sooner rather than sticking with the oh bag schedule in starting in january 2014. we are investigating some other option through prop k to at least begin the design for the project now because really where we are is the project has legislated and on hold until we start the design project and start the construction. we are looking to find dollars in
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place to start things sooner. i think oh bag is the thinking in the schedule we are looking a >> thank you for the explanation. i know in my district people are really anxious to make sure we start as soon as possible. thank you. >> just very briefly been bvr before i go on, all those funds are available through 15, and 16. the next project is the bike and pedestrian portions of the entrance bay terminal project phase one of that project. this project is virtually complete with design. they have their clearance again and this is part of the whole phase one terminal project. gpa reports
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that it's gone up by $2 million and they are need to ing to fill that gap. the second street project, dpw completed the planning process but they would like an additional community meeting that will most likely be scheduled in april to address ada issues and access issues around the cycle tracks. i think the second street team is really working to see if we can create more citywide policy on if we are continuing to have. what can we do? >> i hope there is very careful planning for that one to avoid concerns by so many people on jfk drive. >> also the environmental team
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is moving forward and work to go figure out what type of environmental clearance would be needed. there is a chance that is required which is called a focus vir, on transportation issues along second street corridor. we'll have a better sense of the timing and how long that process would take bearing in mind the 3 year windows from 2013, 2014 and 2015, and 16 time period we have. there was a prop k request from the s f t a in january as far as planning and engineering work. they have gone through 2 community meetings. i believe the last meeting is tonight to discuss projects and come up
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with a preferred alternative. this project would go under the recreation and parks. they are work to go make the project more ready. the next project is project plaza i am improvements. the oh bag application was really focused on the north and south side of again geneva. the north side can me is working with bart where people access the station of the north side of geneva. so battery bart would be moving forward on the south side and they would like to wait on canopy and in lieu of that put a bus shelter
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on the south side. what this would do in terms of moving the project forward because of the timing of the area funds, this would advance the project about 9 months. looking at the schedules but in terms of funding availability to bring the project forward a little bit. the final two projects the -- commissioner avls. yes, very quickly. the blue project, this will be coordinated with $3.6 million project. this is not a lot of planning and design. we understand they are trying to move forward and start some of those discussion. we'll be looking at our prop k program to see if we can provide some
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of the paving funds. finally the 24th street bart station the northeast, southwest plaza, the construction is upgrading the plaza area. the project didn't score as high because it's a focus plaza. improvement as opposed to being a multi-corridor project. the next steps again, april 29, we'll 11 oh bag application and may 22nd we'll go through our process and the authority board hoping to get final recommendations to the mta. with that i will take questions. >> thank you just a quick
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question to the projects. the way you talk about corridor was different from balboa where the latter 3 didn't score well, man sell didn't say that. we are still in the design phase to discuss. i'm really interested in seeing that this can get funded and how can we make sure that actually happens. there is a great deal of support from all around maclaren park to see some major improvements here. what was the liked likelihood of that. >> i would take to you page 65. the table that outlines the projects. you can see right now with the funding amounts that are requested we run into a deficit at the 2nd street
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project. if we work on the other funding sources for masonic, for example, the revenue bonds and cost reduction at a helps us get a little bit more towards the second street project but we also have to address the segment ability and the projects to be able to provide to the man sell project. that's what we are working on now. >> i want to reiterate a promise you made a few months ago that we intend to come to see you to fund all of those projects. the response has been very cooperative. the prop k update will help us a lot and a huge help is the masonic, the shear size of it is so big. the mta is aware of the size of it and hope we can find more funding. i hope we can spread the love around to receive the
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needed equity. >> great. i will hold you to that >> i did have a question. my understanding is that there is 2 million in transit planning funds that the mtc as granted to our planning department and wondering if we can request handout you the planning department is going to prioritize that? >> sure. the transportation authority is working on what is called the pda investment and growth strategy. we use different acronyms. investment studies. that will set the framework for those investment of pda funds and we'll come before the board to discuss that and all the pieces it touches and it touches on the transportation plan, the 5 y p
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p and a lot of the different things we are looking at. we should be back in april. >> okay. >> thank you so much. seeing no other questions, let's open up for public comment? who would like to speak? anybody? >> seeing none, public comment is closed. so, thank you so much for this also informational item as well. >> miss cheng, item no. 9 we are going to propose to our next meeting. >> is this okay that we defer this to the next meeting? >> absolutely. the packet information is very informative. >> please call item no. 10. or actually for item no. 9 we need
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to open it for public comment. anyone want to speak from the public? seeing none, item no. 9 is closed. for public comment for no. 10, no comment, seeing none, public comment is close. miss cheng is there any other business before us? . thank you, everyone. meeting is adjourned.
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♪ of life. in the name of god the father, amen. >> thank you. now i would like you to welcome the mayor of san francisco, mayor ed lee. [applause] >> thank you, good afternoon, everybody. it's my pleasure to be here to join former mayor willie brown,
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and supervisor scott wiener and david campos, and the commission of the police department, and friends and staff and friends and family here to witness the promotion of 56 officers of our police department. you know many of you have heard me say in the city that we are the world passage, and rightly so. we are doing things that no other city is doing to lead the way. not just for economic recovery but job creation. showing the way. and our mission bay and biotech, the latest discovers and drugs, the cure of cancer with residents of san francisco working there. we host the biggest and best conventions in the world to bring people together in this great city to do things that collaborate with each other. whether it's business or medicine or research.
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we have some of the best research and diversity here that are anchoring the discovery. at the same time we host some of the best sports teams in the world. and you know that we are winning the world series and collaborative teamwork that we are doing. or trying to make five more yards in some super bowl. this is a world-class city. and because it is, we require a world-class police department. and by golly, with chief suhr and the commission, we have it with you, the men and women of the police department. and i can vouch with this, having hatraveled as mayor brow and witnessing all the other cities and what they are going
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through. there extreme jealousy of our city. we get the best people that live here and work here and a part of this great teamwork we are building in san francisco. and not just what we are presently doing. but building for the future. and in working for the chief and the police officers association. we have already established a six-year hiring plan. many cities across the country haven't figured out how to do that. we have did so. this january i was so proud to see 43 additional officers graduate from the police academy. how long ago have we seen that happen. we are investing in you, the police department. because we know that if we have a successful police department, one that is growing, and one that incurs faith and confidence from residents and friends and businesses. we will be that much more
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successful. it's my personal pleasure to join you today. i have a couple of officers i get to pin. they have sacrificed their time working with me on the security detail. they had get used to some weird things i had to do. whether it was eating chinese food and cheese cake at the same time. or trying to handle the very high levels of meetings i was required to attend. they were very forthright in their jobs and duties. and i have yet to get the pie in the face. you got to history for that one. anyway, i do enjoy working with the police department. the culture here is solid. the teamwork is no different than the best of the teams that work in san francisco. and someone, myself being a veteran of government in 23 years, i have always felt that
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our police department is not only the best but i am certainly very proud of each and everyone of you, of the whole police department. and today particularly the 56 who have earned these promotions. and have done all the things that you need to do to lead a department and continue leading in a best fashion. with that i offer my sincere pride and congratulations to each and everyone of you. and congratulations to the whole police department. continue to do the best you can. and keep us the world-class status that we are. thank you very much. [applause] >> thank you, mayor lee for those very kind words. our next speaker is one of our very well respected police commission commissioners. commissioner susie loftus. >> thank you, everyone.
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on behalf of the san francisco police commission, president tippy tip tippy mazzucco and it's my great privilege to honor this day of your leadership. and not only the guys and women on the front row. but everyone who here. your families. if i can take a moment and thank you on behalf of the commission. for the sacrifice that we know you make every day. you lend us your loved ones. your family to go out and keep this city safe. and it's appreciated. and on days like today when we recognize these officers and deputy chiefs. this is your day. this is your accomplishment. because no one does anything alone. thank you for what you have done to make this day possible for them. and to the ladies and gentlemen on the front rows. what i want to say to you is
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this. i heard a statistic that in the next five years the patrol will turn over. in five years we will have half a different set of patrol officers. i did say that correctly. half of them will be new. i want to be sure, i saw the captain look at me like it didn't make sense. they will do that on the commission. and what means is that leadership matters more than ever. to whom much is given, much is expected. congratulations today and we look forward to watching your careers as you move forward. thank you. [applause] >> and now i would like to ask the chief of police, gregory suhr to come up and speak.
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>> if i could ask everyone more time, i think we short changed chanel silas on that national anthem. [applause] she actually stood in sergeant jerry darcy who laid world series fame and lore was going to sing, and has the same cold that everyone has, and channel showed up. i want to thank the families and friends that are here, and dignitaries. and the board of supervisors who are represented. supervisor campos and weiner, great friends of the department. and commissioner loftus, needs no introduction. and willie brown, tremendous friend of the police department.
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i don't know if we have been blessed to have a mayor more supportive in our hiring plan, than mayor lee. i appreciate everyone working together to support us here in san francisco. now to the matter at hand. we are privileged to be here of the 56 sworn officers that are sworn to the rank of sergeant, captain and deputy of chief. in all endeavors leadership is critical to success. as we move into the first half of 2013, solid and sound leadership as commissioner loftus spoke us is critical to the success of the san francisco police department that challenged our able to provide top-notch law enforcement due to staffing and budget challenges. this past year we were expected to do more with less, and this expected to be the new normal. not only did we persevere, we
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excelled. we went into the neighborhoods and heard them. we lived through one of the busiest december in san francisco, and a good january and february, we can talk about that play-calling later. we were relatively unscathed for the mission district celebrating the world series. we pulled together as a team, with one common goal to keep the city safe. this took leadership not from the top down but from the streets up. the senior officers and lieutenants knowing what was needed. it took the captains to be sure that their teams were willing to work as one. and again keeping the city safe.
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we did it like the champions we are. like no other law enforcement can, san francisco's finest. as each of you move in your new role, you will have the technology of advancements that provided for us locally and regionally and around the world. and we have issued laptops, courtesy of hp, thank you very much. and making our officers more mobile and where they need to be. outside and on the streets. as i have said often, we have four generations of cops now sifting through the department. and trying to figure out how to pull it together to keep the greatest city in the world safest. as we hire new cops over the next years, maybe more than in any time in the history, it will take leadership. i mentioned leadership, and not saying what it is.
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let me start what it isn't. leadership is not managing. not to take away from a good manager, but managers are not leaders. there is no leadership required when there is order and routine. management is what is required for routine order decisions but when order is distorted leadership is required. and already is distorted outside of san francisco, because it's san francisco. now the order in the department for reasons of progress are distorted by me. because it's about time. why i am upsetting the apple horse before the cart, sometimes we need to affect for progress. it's said that progress is never achieved by contented people. i believe we can always be better. times such as these will require many leaders to lead folks to the change necessary to get to a
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better place. such as the leadership i will require of you. i have said more times that i want us to be the smartest police department in country. and how we are seen by the young people in the city. officers that can't how lucky we are in a position to help people. how lucky we are to put on a san francisco police officer uniform. it's for this reason that i want the kid that sees a san francisco cop for the first time. we owe them our best. with this in mind, all the people that are selected today are tomorrow's leader. one thing i like about leadership to have talent and character and ability to think on their feet. and eagerness to demonstrate how to do it the right way. everyone on this stage has talent. and the secondary criteria.
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i am grateful to your family and friends for your tremendous character because they put that in the hard drive. you all have demonstrated the ability to think on your feet. and now i need you to have the eagerness and resolve as i do, that we can get there from there. and undermined by critics and obstacles. but we can move this proud department together. this no easy task as we are losing many senior folks as we speak. folks need to step up. we need officers to communicate effectively, and realize that interaction is a life's blood of policing. kipling said that we need leadership and we need to talk, and you can tell by the length of this speech, i like to talk.
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before all of this experience gets out the door and inside and outside on the community. there are those like me who still believe to be a friend means showing up for a person. whether you knew them or not. or when they asked you to or not. the children of san francisco need to grow up what we knew when we grew up in the city, that the cops are here for them. john wooden said that you need to have ability to teach them to motivate. this defines a leader. if you can't teach, you can't motivate, you can't lead. i asked you on the first day of your promotional training, to think of the person that you ranked. and each of you chose a leader as that person, because that person inspired you. and now i want you to inspire
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your charges to be a generation of leaders, just like that person inspired you. take a chance on them and encourage them to make the right decisions. and when it doesn't go for the grace of god as it should, support them. as your most admired mentor supported you. and encourage them to keep making thoughtful for the right reason decisions. they and you will be better for it. finally -- i bet everyone is relieved. i want to thank your family and friends for being here, and what you put in the hard drive of these promoted officers. it's how you cared for them what they are today. all of you did a great job. and i thank for the gift of these officers and the department and a great city. going forward these fine men and women that you love so dearly will need your support. as much is asked for them in their new positions.
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